There is almost nothing as demoralizing as the online job hunt.
When I graduated college at the top of my class I thought companies would be fighting each other to have my brilliance and potential in their office. Instead, I found myself interviewing to be a future payroll specialist, medical sales rep, dog food saleswoman, and theme park character.
And within three years I went from working for ten dollars an hour to working from home, speaking around the country, consulting with companies at which I’d once dreamed of being employed, hosting a television show, and getting half a dozen job offers (including one to be a CEO of a well-known non-profit).
I developed a 1-question quiz to predict whether or not you will be successful at whatever you do. Are you ready? Okay, let’s go. Agree or Disagree: “How good you are in the beginning is no indicator of how good you can become.” – Astronaut Mark Kelly Got your answer? Good… here’s the answer key: If you said Agree: you are going to be successful!! Woo hoo. Do a little dance. If you said Disagree:. well…this is awkward…. ;( I have to give all the credit to Mark Kelly who I heard say this yesterday at the American Association of Community
“Formal education gets you a job, self education gets you rich.” – Jim Rohn
As you know, I’m kind of a big fan of formal education. However, a college degree alone is not enough. Those who succeed are always learning.
Self-education is a habit, and the earlier you start the more successful you will be. Period.
I recently heard a speaker say it takes fifteen good impressions to fix one bad first impression.
I don’t know about you, but I believe that 100%.
And recently I have noticed this one thing people do frequently to make a bad first impression. Once you know this, you will start to see it everywhere. The #1 way to make a bad first impression, every time, is to open with:
I just started sharing quick networking tips on Tout, and it’s made me think a lot about networking.
I’ve realized that while there’s always a lot of tips and ideas that can help you figure out who to network with and how to make that first approach, in the end it all boils down to two simple things…